By: Emma-Louise Fenelon


Law Pod UK latest: Expert Evidence

9 January 2023 by

In Episode 177 Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Margaret Bowron KC about how to avoid disastrous expert evidence. This episode is an update to the popular 2019 episode with Neil Sheldon KC, available here.

Margaret and Emma discuss mistakes in expert reports, the standard to be applied to expert reports, actual and potential conflicts of interest, the importance of staying within one’s area of expertise, and the danger where lawyers get involved in joint experts discussions.

The episode discusses the following cases:

·      Radia v Marks [2022] EWHC 145 (QB) here

·      Bux v GMC [2021] EWHC 762 here

·      Robinson v Liverpool University NHS FT & Dr Mercier here (**UPDATE** Shortly after we recorded this episode, the wasted costs order in this case was overturned by the High Court, see the judgment here)

·      Andrews v Kronospan Ltd [2022] EWHC 479 (QB) here

Remember that listening to our podcasts will earn you CPD points. Episodes like these, with detailed practical material, can be found in our back catalogue; for example the last discussion on expert evidence with Neil Sheldon here, and here are a few others:

Significant Cases of 2022

Essential Inquest Law Update

A Duty to Offer Alternatives

The Most Significant Cases of 2021

5 Key Medical Law Updates

… and many more.

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Law Pod UK Latest Episode: Permacrisis in Public Law? With Sir Jonathan Jones

12 December 2022 by

In Episode 174 Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Sir Jonathan Jones about recent developments in public law and the Constitution, including recent political turbulence, the Union, the Northern Ireland Protocol, Judicial Review reforms,  Human Rights Act reforms and Standards and Ethics in public life. 

Sir Jonathan Guy Jones KCB KC is a British lawyer, appointed in March 2014 and serving until his resignation on 8 September 2020 as HM Procurator General, Treasury Solicitor and Head of the Government Legal Service, and so the Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department. He is now a Senior Consultant, Public and Constitutional Law, at Linklaters. He tweets at @SirJJKC 

This Episode mentions:  

  • HM & Ors [2022] EWHC 2729  (14 October 2022), judgment here, covered by Marina Wheeler KC on the Blog here 
  • The Good Law Project v SSHSC [2022] EWHC 298 (15 February 2022) judgment here 
  • Reference by the Lord Advocate (Rev1) [2022] UKSC 31 (23 November 2022) judgment here 

Law Pod UK new episode

7 March 2022 by

Human Rights in a Turbulent Era with Gráinne de Búrca
In Episode 159, Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Gráinne de Búrca about her recent book, Reframing Human Rights in a Turbulent Era. The book is available to purchase here.

Law Pod UK is grateful to Rafe Jennings for his assistance in the preparation for this episode.
Lord Carnwath’s talk can be viewed here.

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Law Pod UK latest: the most significant cases of 2021

8 February 2022 by

In the latest episode of Law Pod UK – number 157 – Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Jon Metzer about some of the most significant cases of last year. This episode covers:  

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Latest Law Pod UK Episode: Interview with Nazir Afzal OBE

30 December 2021 by

In Episode 155 Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Nazir Afzal OBE about his book The Prosecutor. 

His book can be bought here

Nazir’s podcast is available here 

You can read more about his career here

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Loss of Chance with Sarah Lambert QC and Dominic Ruck Keene

29 November 2021 by

In Episode 153, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Sarah Lambert QC and Dominic Ruck Keene about loss of chance in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. The episode discusses the following cases:  

  • Chester v Afshar [2004] UKHL 41.  
  • Gregg v Scott [2005] UKHL 2  
  • Hotson v East Berkshire Area Health Authority [1987] AC 750 
  • Wilsher v Essex Area Health Authority [1988] AC 1074.  
  • Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd [2003] 1 AC 32.  
  • Wright v Cambridge Medical Group [2013] Q.B. 312.  
  • Mallett v McMonagle [1970] AC 166.  
  • McGill v Sports and Entertainment Media Group and others [2016] EWCA Civ 1063.  Perry v Raleys 2019 UKSC.  
  • Davies v Taylor 1974 AC 207.  
  • Turnbull v Waugh (CA, unreported 6 May 1999) 
  • XYZ v Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust [2011] EWHC 243 QB 
  • Langford v Hebran [2001] P.I.Q.R. Q13 
  • Clarke v Maltby [2010] EWHC 1201  
  • Collet v Smith [2009] EWCA Civ 583 

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New Lawpod UK episode: Vicarious trauma in the legal profession

19 July 2021 by

The Covid pandemic has brought the mental health of those within the legal profession into sharp relief. For some people, the past 18 months will have been the first time they have discussed their mental health with clients, colleagues, and supervisors.

To celebrate reaching 500,000 listens on the podcast, I wanted to do something a little different. In this episode I speak to Rachel Francis and Joanna Fleck, two extraordinary women, about their new book: Vicarious Trauma in the Legal Profession: a practical guide to trauma, burnout and collective care, which comes highly recommended to anyone dealing with trauma in their work. 

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC has described the book as “a wake-up call about what is happening to law and access to justice – but it is also a clarion as to what is happening to lawyers.” 

The book is published by Legal Action Group and is available to buy here (from Lag) and here (from Waterstones). 

If you are interested in bulk buys of the book, please contact Esther Pilger at EPilger@lag.org.uk  

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5 Key Medical Law Updates on Law Pod UK

2 July 2021 by

In Episode 146 Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Richard Mumford and Rajkiran Barhey about recent developments in medical law. 

All of the cases discussed during this episode are covered in the most recent issue of the QMLR, available here. We highly recommend the new QMLR website to our listeners, who we hope will find the archive of previous articles and the search function (making it possible to search by keyword, category and author)  enormously helpful. 

The episode discusses:  

  1. Medical treatment paid for by credit card and Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 

2. Hopkins v (1) Akramy (2) Badger Group (3) NHS Commissioning Board [2020] EWHC 3445 (QB) 

3. Polmear v Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust [2021] EWHC 2914 (QB) 

4. Azam v University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 3384 (QB) 

5. T (A Child Proceeding by His Litigation Friend M) v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust [2020] EWHC 1147 (QB) 

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Latest Law Pod UK episode: Bill Browder on the Magnitsky Act

2 June 2021 by

In Episode 145, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Bill Browder, co-founder of Hermitage Capital, author of best-selling book Red Notice and justice activist. The episode focuses on Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer who died in pre-trial detention in Russia after uncovering and exposing a tax fraud of $230m and Bill Browder’s campaign to bring those responsible to justice. The campaign culminated with the Magnitsky Act, which was passed by the United States Congress in 2012, and later became the Global Magnitsky Act. Similar legislation has been introduced by Canada, Lithuania, Estonia and the United Kingdom. 

The episode refers to:   

1. The judgment of the ECtHR, Magnistky and Others v Russia 27 August 2019

2. House of Commons briefing paper on Magnitsky legislation

3. Red Notice, available to buy here

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Law Pod New Episode: Harriet Wistrich on Criminal Justice for Women

12 April 2021 by

Following International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Emma-Louise Fenelon spoke to Harriet Wistrich, founder of the Centre for Women’s Justice about the many ways in which the UK criminal justice system is failing women.

In Episode 140 they discuss the report by the Centre for Women’s Justice, ‘Women Who Kill: How The State Criminalises Women We Might Otherwise Be Burying’.

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Mediation with Marina Wheeler QC on Law Pod UK

17 March 2021 by

In Episode 138 Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Marina Wheeler QC about the burgeoning field of mediation, and outlines a number of useful tips for practitioners from her own experience as a mediator.

As clinical negligence practitioners will know, in 2016 NHS Resolution became one of the first indemnifiers in the UK to establish a mediation panel with the focus of resolving clinical negligence and personal injury compensation claims. The episode refers to the report evaluating this work so far, available here

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Law Pod UK New Episode: “Historical” Crimes: Ireland’s unmarried mothers and their children

26 January 2021 by

In episode 135 of Law Pod UK, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Máiréad Enright about Ireland’s recent Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report which prompted an official State apology from the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Micheál Martin. 

Máiréad Enright is a Leverhulme Research Fellow and Reader in Feminist Legal Studies at Birmingham Law School. Her current work is on reproductive rights, activist legal consciousness and historical reproductive injustice. She tweets @maireadenright

See a blog post she authored on the Oxford Human Rights Hub on the Mother and Baby Homes Commission report here.

The episode also mentions:

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Law Pod UK latest episode: the significant cases of 2020

11 January 2021 by

Whilst many of us would prefer not to dwell on 2020, it was a year that produced many interesting decisions. In Episode 134, Michael Spencer and Jon Metzer talk to Emma-Louise Fenelon about the cases they consider to be 2020’s most significant landmarks.

This episode refers to:

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New Podcast! Brexit and the Flaws of the Delegated Legislation System

4 November 2020 by

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In Episode 129, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Joe Tomlinson and Alexandra Sinclair, authors of the new Public Law Project report: Plus ca change? Brexit and the flaws of the delegated legislation system. They are joined by Lord Anderson of Ipswich QC for a fascinating discussion about parliamentary goings-on in a time of Brexit.

The Public Law Project is an independent national charity carrying out research, policy work, training and legal case work to promote the rule of law, improve decision making and facilitate access to justice. The PLP takes no position on the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Joe is Research Director at the PLP. He is also Senior Lecturer in Public Law at the University of York. He researches widely on public law, and particularly the administrative justice system and his work has been published in leading journals and cited by a variety of bodies, including the Ministry of Justice, the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Rule of Law, and the House of Commons Library. His work, with Professor Robert Thomas, on administrative review will also form the basis of a Law Commission project.

Alexandra is a Research Fellow at the Public Law Project and a PhD student at the London School of Economics Faculty of Law.  She has worked as a judges’ clerk at the New Zealand High Court and as a barrister in Auckland, New Zealand. She was awarded the Cleary Memorial Prize by the New Zealand Law Foundation in 2015 for showing outstanding promise in the legal profession.

David Anderson will be well known to listeners. He is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers and a Cross Bench Peer. Following him on twitter @bricksilk is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in public law.

For those interested in public law more generally, signing up to the Public Law Project mailing list is also worthwhile.

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